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22 October 2012

Romney on Yucca Mountain: Let Nevada Decide

On the topic of nuclear waste disposal, it appears Mitt Romney is at odds with his running mate and other Republicans who want to re-open the permit process for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Here are remarks from Governor Romney speaking in Nevada: “The idea that 49 states can tell Nevada, ‘We want to give you our nuclear waste,’ doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Romney said. “I think …


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11 June 2012

Argonne Lab Shifts Focus to Natural Gas Vehicles

Although natural gas is not yet a big transportation fuel in the United States, there is some steady, quiet progress toward that goal. President Obama stated his committment to natural gas as a transportation fuel during a western road trip: “We’ve got to keep at it. Think about what could happen if we do,” Obama said. “Think about an America where more cars and trucks are running on domestic natural gas than on …


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27 May 2011

Issa’s Wrong About Domestic Oil Production

Domestic oil production has risen the last two years, reversing a long decline. California Congressman Darrell Issa was on CNN’s In the Arena last night, accusing the Obama Administration of intentionally driving up fuel prices and stifling domestic production. The transcript from the program is available here. An excerpt: REP. DARRELL ISSA (R), CALIFORNIA: Well, Eliot, as you probably know, Secretary Chu said that we needed European oil prices in …


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